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Deaf Persons and Experts Speak Out Against Inclusion

This resource compiles writings from Deaf person and professionals who oppose the Inclusion movement.
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Reducing Language Barriers to Combating Domestic Violence: The Requirements of Title VI

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This paper notes immigrant women's language barrier to accessing services for domestic violence. The paper provides guidance to police, prosecutors, courts, corrections centers, and shelter programs for determining their obligations toward immigrant women who experience domestic violence.
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Stress Management: A Deaf Perspective

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This website provides information and relevant resources that highlight the level of stress generated from the mainstreaming of people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing in society.
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Hiring an Interpreter

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This page provides guidance for those seeking interpreter services, including access to a searchable database of interpreter service agencies.
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Working with Deaf Survivors of Domestic Violence

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In this paper, the author describes her experience in learning to become an advocate for Deaf survivors of domestic violence. She emphasizes the importance of both linguistic and cultural competency, and the necessity of key collaborations towards successful advocacy work.
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Inclusion: NAD Position Statement

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This position statement explains in detail this organization's position with regard to mainstreaming Deaf children in school settings.
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Developing a Language Access Plan for Your Agency

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This tip sheet clearly lists the steps that shelters can take to develop a language access plan for Limited English Proficiency persons.
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Deaf Community Accountability Wheel

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This wheel begins to demonstrate the ideal response, within the Deaf community, to the issue of domestic violence. Community opinion and a desire to make a difference can lead all members of the community to expect full accountability from the abuser by applying appropriate consequences.
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Realities for Immigrant Populations: How they Experience the System

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"Although the number of applications for VAWA status has increased, winning a VAWA self-petition is only the first step in achieving safety and independence. To gain lawful permanent residence, applicants must overcome additional legal barriers. The complicated phases of applying for immigration status coupled with the passage of VAWA 2000 have created new questions and the need for greater expertise."
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The Facts on Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

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This fact sheet offers some statistics about immigration and domestic violence, and describes some of the financial, cultural, and linguistic barriers that may deter immigrant women from seeking services.
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Visual Safety Plan

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This visual safety plan was designed for people with limited English proficiency or literacy. It outlines documents and other items to take if/when a survivor flees an abusive relationship, describes safety planning at home, and suggests preparations around documentation.
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Myths about Deaf People (and the truth)

A Deaf blogger confronts common myths encountered by Deaf people in everyday life.